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. and today we begin with planes, trains, and automobiles. president obama unveiled his plan yesterday to use the nation's crumbling infrastructure as a vehicle to help put the nation's stalled economy back on track and americans back to work rebui rebuilding runways, railways, and roads. republicans in washington wasted no time blasting the proposal after the president blamed the gop for putting u.s. economy in reverse. nbc's tracie potts joins us us now from washington with more. tracie, good morning. >> good morning. the white house officials have no numbers but this would put americans back to work. the white house says it's not a stimulus, but the idea is similar. $50 billion for infrastructure, fixing 100,000 miles of roads, 150 miles of runways, and building a new air traffic control system. >> anybody want more delays at airports? >> no. >> no, i didn't think so. >> president obama says it will create jobs and won't cost a dime of borrowed money. >> this is a plan that will be fully paid for. it will not add to the deficit over time. >> republicans attacked saying americans are skepti
that he knows what it's like to struggle through tough times. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to recuse the company. tracie, food morning. >> lynn, good morning. today the president will deliver that speech in a state where one of his harshest critics is from, republican leader john boehner and also in a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $250,000. plus he wanted to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks, allowing small businesses to write off business investments giving them more money to hire new workers. >> we're talking investments tomorrow that are creating hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs right now. >> reporter: all of it ending for tax breaks by big companies. republicans say it's the wrong approach. >> i don't think the american people want any more stimulus coming out of washington. we need to get our arms around out
for holding up his tax plan to prop up small businesses and the middle class nbc's tracie potts joins us for more. >> increasingly, democrats disagree with him over taxes and republicans are digging in, not good sign for a compromise seven weeks before an election. how to win a tax fight and an election? first, solidify the base. >> don't forget who is standing with you and who is standing against you. >> reporter: then put pressure on your opponent. >> we simply don't have time any more to play games. >> reporter: extending tax cuts to americans earning over $250,000 has become the lightning rod for a nasty partisan fight heading into november. republicans aren't wavering. >> republicans are united. no tax increases on nobody. >> reporter: even house leader john boehner who suggested sunday he might support the president is now backing off. >> if that is your only option as you said sunday, would you vote -- >> i want to extend all of the current tax rates -- >> reporter: tuesday's primary appears to have excluded both sides. analysts say tea party wins could back fire on republicans. >
overnight tonight and into the morning. lynn? >> kristen dahlgren there for us in north carolina. kristen, thank you. >>> police in maryland shot and killed an armed gunman who took three hostages inside the maryland headquarters of the discovery channel yesterday. court records show the 43-year-old radical environmentalist began protesting against the cable tv channel two years ago, hoping to convince executives to devote more programming time to environmental issues. nbc's brian mooar has our report. >> reporter: for four terrifying hours, a gunman carrying what looked like bombs held three hostages inside the discovery channel building just outside the nation's capital. negotiations with 43-year-old james j. lee broke down. authorities say they had to open fire after he made an aggressive move with his gun. >> he pulled out the handgun that he came in with and pointed it at one of the hostages. at that point, our tactical units moved in. they shot the suspect. the suspect is deceased. >> reporter: most of the hundreds of people inside the building had no clue what was going on until th
today," plugged up. the blown-out bp well that caused the largest oil spill in u.s. history is finally declared dead. >>> home sweet home. an american hiker jailed in iran for more than a year speaks out. >>> and house arrest. actor randy quaid and his wife in hot water again. actor randy quaid and his wife in hot water again. this time, accus of squatting. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with mission finally accomplished. bp says a permanent seal is now in place on its blown-out well at the bottom of the gulf of mexico. however, killing the catastrophic well off is a bittersweet victory for gulf coast residents, who fear they'll be battling the effects of the nation's worst environmental disaster for years to come. nbc's jay greg has our report. >> reporter: it began april 20th with a massive fireball and deadly flames cutting through the night air. as the deepwater horizon rig exploded, then collapsed, 11 lives were lost. and oil began to seep into the gulf, the start of the worst spill in u.s. hi
us live now from council. good morning, tracy. big day. >> it's going to be a big week and a big season headed into these elections as congress figures out whether or not to extend these bush tax cuts that are expiring at the end of the year. coming out of the weekend, republican leader john boehner who had been very critical of the president's plan signaled that he might support it in order to get something done before these tax cuts expires. but all hopes of a compromise were dashed when his party came out strongly yesterday and said that these tax cuts must be preserved for everyone, the poor, the middle class and, yes, the wealthy, those who make over $250,000. his party is not the only group that supports that. we now know of at least three democrats who say, look, this is the wrong time with our economy still not on good footing to raise taxes. we need to preserve these tax cuts for everyone. so it's a fight not only against republicans, but against some members of the democratic party, as well. lynn. >> tracy potts for us in washington. tracy, thank you. >>> and across the
a back and forth yords deal. >> the judiciary appeared to use the release to flex its muscles, which highlights the deep rift in iran ejen amongst the conservatives. on friday the foreign ministry announced plans for her to be released on saturday, with the result of ahmadinejad's personal intervention and reflected his special viewpoint of this islamic republic of iran on the dignity of women. hours later the judiciary suddenly called off the whole release which was a very embarrassing rebuke to ahmadinejad. like i said, this really highlights these deep rifts and this struggle for the balance of power in iran right now. >> all right. nbc's ali arouzi, thank you very much. and now here's carl. >> jenna, thanks. >>> as the nation remembers the september 11th attacks on saturday protesters took to the streets, tongurning the day's m from reflection to outrage. mike taibbi has the story. >> reporter: they are by now familiar remembrance. >> adam -- >> reporter: the pause of the moments when the planes struck and the towers fell. the bells, the reading of the names of those lost. >> jam
>>> this morning on "early today," the next chapter. president obama declares an end to the u.s. role of camp bat in iraq after seven long years. >>> will it hit or will it miss? the east coast gets ready for hurricane earl. >>> and sink or swim. a pool turns into a parking spot for one car in florida. >>> this is "earl early today" on wednesday, september 1, 2010. >> good morning. i'm lynn berry. we begin with turning the page. president obama addressed the nation from the oval office last night, put an ends to u.s. combat in iraq. he thanked americans for paying a "huge price" for the war. he says it's time to move forward without closing the book on the future of iraq. tr tracie potts in washington with more. >>. >> reporter: president obama made it clear, the next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with combat troops out of iraq, president obama announced a new task. >> millions of americans who lost their jobs need to go back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits on a decade of war with borrowed money
to help put unemployed americans back to work. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. this is traditionally the day that we celebrate american workers, but today president obama will be telling them to hang on. this afternoon president obama spends labor day with union workers in milwaukee. union leaders say what's traditionally a day of celebration has become a day of frustration for many. >> 11 million people out of work have less to be thankful for than those on wall street that are doing quite well. >> reporter: unemployment creeped up to 9.6% friday, jobs are being created, but not nearly fast enough to employ the millions left jobless in this recession. today and in cleveland wednesday, the president will talk about the slow recovery and urge congress to approve $100 billion in tax breaks for small business. >> that's really what the bottom line is, small businesses are the engine of growth. government doesn't create the jobs. all we do is help train people for those jobs. >> reporter: the unemployment rate could h
a second and see all the nice people who are gathered with us in rockefeller plaza, outside our window on the world, on what is already warming up to be a bit of a steamy day here in mid town manhattan. on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and tamron hall joining us this morning. nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> coming up we've got a horrible story. a story about this gunman who took hostages at the discovery channel headquarters outside washington, d.c. what is really bizarre about the story is during the standoff he actually spoke to a producer here at nbc news. we're going to hear some of what he had to say. also talk much more about hurricane earl bearing down on the east coast of the united states. could make landfall around north carolina sometime late tonight, maybe tomorrow morning. al as you can see is down in kill devil hills in north carolina. he's going to give the latest on that storm, including some mandatory evacuations already in progress. we'll get to him in a couple of minutes. >> plus want to get to a complicated case involving an ohio woman who b
. >> all andrew offers us is startus cuomo. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> reporter: also in new york despiting facing voters for the first time fais while facing ethics charges, charles rangel had an easy win. nbc news. >> one result is still spending. that the new hampshire primary. preliminary results show kelly ayotte is ahead of ovide lamontagne the. >>> sarah shourd is free after spending a year in an iranian prison. but the story is not over. two other american hikers still face espionage charges. >> reporter: it was a happy ending tonight for sarah shourd, released from an iranian prison and flown immediately to oman, who put up the $500,000 that iran was demanding for her bail according to some reports. >> on behalf of myself and my family, if anything, i'm standing here today because of the efforts of many people and many governments. >> reporter: she was reunited there with her mother, nora, who with the other two mowers had been lobbying and begging for the release of their children, saying that they had simply wandered across the border, an unmarked border in iran fr
-coordinated robbers who used a stolen pickup truck to crash into a store and steal an atm machine. police say the band of thieves got away with a couple hundred dollars using another stolen vehicle to smash into the machine. unfortunately, damage done to the start is worth more than the money and the machine combined. >>> in texas, police seized nearly 20,000 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $10 million. the mature four-to-12-foot plants were found in a densely forested area outfitted with an irrigation system and lookout platform. no arrest have been made. >>> and in florida, a miami dolphin training session came to a complete stand still when defensive end lang ford lost his 2.5 carat, $50,000 earring. he forgot to remove his jewelry before practice and ended up losing one. the line searched the field but to no avail. brutal. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, we check in with bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning. >>> good morning, everyone wants to know in light of what it's doing in the carolinas, what is it going to do to cape cod. a tropica
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